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Back To School, Back To Reality

Now that school is back in session, it’s back to reality. No more late nights, and even later mornings staying in bed.


Dr. Leroy David Nunery

Back To School: Replacing Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

The rainy weather didn’t put a damper on attitudes about the first day back to school.


Health Watch: Is Your Bagged Lunch Safe?

With summer over, the kids are heading back to school, and health experts are warning parents about packing safe lunches.


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A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In Controversy

After a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.


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Sunflower Marks Summer Time

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – OK, back to school. Summer always seems too short for kids and possibly too long for parents. But keeping track of time in summer is hard – the days run together without […]


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Adjust Kids’ Sleep Habits For School

One of the biggest battles as the school year begins is making sure children get enough sleep.


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Local Personal Growth Coach Offers Back To School Tips

Teresa Moore Griffin, a local personal growth coach, says the start of the school year is the perfect time to establish new habits for their kids to help them get the most out of the school year.



With School About To Start, Expert Says It’s A Perfect Time For Kids To Establish New Habits

A local personal growth coach says the start of the school year is the perfect time to establish new habits for their kids to help them get the most out of the school year.


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3 On Your Side: Back-To-School Prices Up 10%

The countdown has begun. It’s just a few weeks until the majority of children in our area head back to school. So shopping for supplies and clothes is high on many parent’s to-do list. Think the prices are higher than last year? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has been checking them out and finds that you’re absolutely right.


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The Parent’s Guide To Raising A Happy Child

Teressa Moore Griffin, author of LIES that Limit: Uncover the Truth of Who You Really Are and expert in personal growth, shared her tips for interacting positively with your kids and making sure they are safe and happy this school year.


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NJ School Makes Back-To-School Easier, Doing The Shopping For Parents

Shopping for school supplies may not be the most fun thing for parents and kids to do during the summer. One south Jersey school gave the option to have it done for the students.


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Portability Or Performance? Choosing Between A Laptop Or Tablet For Back-To-School

Will you be packing a laptop or a tablet in that bookbag when you’re heading back to school or going off to college? It can be a tough choice between performance and portability.


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Part 1: The Cost of School Clothes and Uniforms

How do you get everything you need for your child without spending a small fortune, especially now that many Philadelphia public and charter schools, like area Catholic schools, require students to wear uniform clothing?


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Part 2: A Teacher’s Advice On School Supplies

A School District of Philadelphia educator offers some advice for parents who are already eyeing the “back to school” supply displays at local store.


(Gina Gorski of Northeast Philadelphia and her five kids, in 2011 photo.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Part 3: A Mother of Five Shares Her Tricks

Gina Gorski’s children are fourteen, ten, nine, five, and three years old. How does she do it?